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II.-RULES REGULATING THE PRACTICE AND

PROCEDURE ON APPEALS TO THE LAW
OFFICERS.

I. When any person intends to appeal to the law officer from a decision of the comptroller in any case in which such appeal is given by the Acts, he shall within fourteen days from the date of the decision appealed against file in the Patent Office, a notice of such his intention (pp. 141, 163].

II. Such notice shall state the nature of the decision appealed against, and whether the appeal is from the whole, or part only, and if so, what part of such decision [p. 141).

III. A copy of such notice of intention to appeal shall be sent by the party so intending to appeal to the law officers' clerk, at room 549, Royal Courts of Justice, London ; and when there has been an opposition before the comptroller, to the opponent or opponents ; and when the comptroller has refused to seal a patent on the ground that a previous application for a patent for the same invention is pending, to the prior applicant (p. 141].

IV. Upon notice of appeal being filed, the comptroller shall forthwith transmit to the law officers' clerk all the papers relating to the matter of the application in respect of which such appeal is made [p. 141).

V. No appeal shall be entertained of which notice is not given within fourteen days from the date of the decision appealed against, or such further time as the comptroller may allow, except by special leave upon application to the law officer (p. 141).

VI. Seven days' notice, at least, of the time and place appointed for the hearing of any appeal, shall be given by the law officers' clerk, unless special leave be given by the law officer that any shorter notice be given.

VII. Such notice shall in all cases be given to the comptroller and the appellant ; and, when there has been an opposition before the comptroller, to the opponent or opponents; and, when the comptroller has refused to seal a patent on the ground that an application for a patent for the same invention is pending, to the prior applicant.

VIII. The evidence used on appeal to the law officer shall be the same as that used at the hearing before the comptroller ; and no further evidence shall be given, save as to matters which have occurred or come to the knowledge of either party, after the date of the decision appealed against, except with the leave of the law officer upon application for that purpose [p. 141).

IX. The law officer shall, at the request of either party, order the attendance at the hearing on appeal, for the purpose of being cross-examined, of any person, who has made a declaration, in the matter to which the appeal relates, unless in the opinion of the law officer, there is good ground for not making such order [p. 141).

X. Any person requiring the attendance of a witness for cross-examination shall tender to the witness whose attendance is required a reasonable sum for conduct money.

XI. Where the law officer orders that costs shall be paid by any party to another, he may fix the amount of such costs, and if he shall not think fit to fix the amount thereof, he shall direct by whom and in what manner the amount of such costs shall be ascertained (p. 162].

XII. If any costs so ordered to be paid be not paid within fourteen days after the amount thereof has been so fixed or ascertained, or such shorter period as shall be directed by the law officer, the party to whom such costs are to be paid may apply to the law officer for an order for payment under the provisions of section 38 of the Act.

XIII. All documentary evidence required, or allowed by the law officer to be filed, shall be subject to the same regulations, in all respects, as apply to the procedure before the comptroller, and shall be filed in the Patent Office, unless the law officer shall order to the contrary.

XIV. Any notice or other document required to be given to the law officers' clerk, under these Rules, may be sent by a prepaid letter through the post.

HENRY JAMES, A.G.
FARRER HERSCHELL, S.G.

III.-RULES TO BE OBSERVED IN PROCEEDINGS

BEFORE THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF
THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Under the Act of the 5th and 6th Will. IV., intituled " An Act

to Amend the Law touching LETTERS PATENT FOR INVEN

TIONS ” (cap. 83). RULE I. -A party intending to apply by petition, under section 2 of the said Act, shall give public notice by advertising in the London Gazette three times, and in three London papers, and three times in some country paper published in the town where or near to which he carries on any manufacture of anything made according to his specification, or near to or in which he resides, in case he carries on no such manufacture, or published in the county where he carries on such manufacture, or where he lives, in case there shall not be any paper published in such town, that he intends to petition his Majesty under the said section, and shall in such advertisements state the object of such petition, and give notice of the day on which he intends to apply for a time to be fixed for hearing the matter of his petition (which day shall not be less than four weeks from the date of the publication of the last of the advertisements to be inserted in the London Gazette), and that on or before such day notice must be given of any opposition intended to be made to the petition ; and any person intending to oppose the said application shall lodge notice to that effect at the council office, on or before such day so named in the said advertisements, and having lodged such notice, shall be entitled to have from the petitioner four weeks' notice of the time appointed for the hearing.

ROLE II.-A party intending to apply by petition, under section 4 of the said Act, shall in the advertisements directed to be published by the said section, give notice of the day on which he intends to apply for a time to be fixed for hearing the matter of his petition (which day shall not be less than four weeks from the date of the publication of the last of the advertisements to be inserted in the London Gazette), and that on or before such day caveats must be entered ; and any person intending to enter a caveat shall enter the same at the council office, on or before such day so named in the said advertisements ; and having entered such caveat, shall be entitled to have from the petitioner four weeks' notice of the time appointed for the hearing [p. 211).

RULE III.- Petitions under sections 2 and 4 of the said Act must be presented within one week from the insertion of the last of the advertisements required to be published in the London Gazette [p. 211].

RULE IV.-All petitions must be accompanied with affidavits of advertisements having been inserted according to the provisions of section 4 of the said Act, and the first and second of these Rules, and the matters in such affidavits may be disputed by the parties op posing upon the hearing of the petitions [p. 211].

RULE V.-All persons entering caveats under section 4 of the said Act, and all parties to any former suit or action touching letters patent, in respect of which petitions shall have been presented under section 2 of the said Act, and all persons lodging notices of opposition under the first of these Rules, shall respectively be entitled to be served with copies of petitions presented under the said sections, and no application to fix a time for hearing shall be made without affidavit of such service.

RULE VI.-All parties served with petitions shall lodge at the council office, within a fortnight after such service, notice of the grounds of their objections to the granting of the prayers of such petitions.

RULE VII.— Parties may have copies of all papers lodged in respect of any application under the said Act, at their own expense.

RULE VIII.-The registrar of the Privy Council, or other officer to whom it may be referred to tax the costs incurred in the matter of any petition presented under the said Act, shall allow or disallow in his discretion all payments made to persons of science or skill examined as witnesses to matters of opinion chiefly.

RULE IX.-A party applying for an extension of a patent, under section 4 of the said Act, must lodge at the council office six printed copies of the specification, and also four

copies of the balance-sheet of expenditure and receipts relating to the patent in question, which accounts are to be proved on oath before the lords of the committee at the hearing. In the event of the applicant's specification not having been printed, and if the expense of making six copies of any drawing therein contained or referred to would be considerable, the lodging of two copies only of such specification and drawing will be deemed sufficient.

All copies mentioned in this rule must be lodged not less than one week before the day fixed for hearing the application.

The judicial committee will hear the attorney-general, or other counsel, on behalf of the Crown, against granting any application made under either the 2nd or 4th section of the said Act, in case it shall be thought fit to oppose the same on such behalf.

IV.-REGISTER OF PATENT AGENTS' RULES, 1889.

For the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1888, relating to the registration of patent agents, the Board of Trade, by virtue of the provisions of the said Act, hereby make the following rules :

1. A register shall be kept by the Institute of Patent Agents, Register subject to the provisions of these rules and to the orders of to be kept. the Board of Trade, for the registration of patent agents in pursuance of the Act.

2. The register shall contain in one list all patent agents Contents of who are registered under the Acts and these rules.

register. Such list shall be made out alphabetically, according to the surnames of the registered persons, and shall also contain the full name of each registered person, with his address, the date of registration, and a mention of any honours, memberships, or other additions to the name of the registered person which the council of the institute may consider worthy of mention in the register. The register shall be in the Form 1 in Appendix A., with such variations as may be required. 3. The institute shall cause a correct copy of the register to Printed

copies to be

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